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Artbook 2268 13291094 Artbook 2271 385049969

L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints


Original price- $65.00 Published by Tilton Gallery. Edited by Connie Rogers Tilton, Lindsay Charlwood. Text by Steve Cannon, Dale Davis, Josine Ianco-Starrels, Kellie Jones, Yael Lipschutz, John Outterbridge, Greg Pitts, Betye Saar, Tobias Wofford.

L.A. Object offers a historical overview of the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960s and seventies. It focuses on works by primarily African American artists often omitted from mainstream gallery and museum historical exhibitions who were working during the Civil Rights Movement, the 1965 Watts riots and the era’s general social and cultural upheaval: Ed Bereal, Wallace Berman, Nathaniel Bustion, Alonzo Davis, Dale Brockman Davis, Charles Dickson, Mel Edwards, David Hammons, Daniel La Rue Johnson, Ed Kienholz, Ron Miyashiro, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Joe Ray, Betye Saar, Kenzi Shiokava, and Timothy Washington. Central to this book are the unique body prints of David Hammons—ironic, often political commentaries relevant to the African American experience that are presented for the first time within the context from which they arose. Also included are photographic contributions by Bruce Talamon and Harry Drinkwater.